How to Save a Choking Cat


Step 5c: After ten seconds, stop. Watch the chest for movement to indicate the cat is breathing on its own.
Step 5d: If the cat is still not breathing, continue artificial respiration.
Step 5e: Transport the cat to the veterinarian immediately and continue artificial respiration on the way to the veterinarian or until the cat is breathing without assistance.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for a Cat
Step 6: If the cat’s heart is not beating, perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Step 6a: Turn the cat on its side.

Step 6b: Kneel down at the head of the cat.
Step 6c: Grasp the chest so that the cat’s breastbone is resting in the palm of your hand, your thumb on one side of the chest and your fingers on the other. Your thumb and fingers should fall in the middle of the chest.
Step 6d: Compress the chest by firmly squeezing your thumb and fingers together. Strive for 100 to 160 compressions per minute.


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  1. I have stressfully looking for cpr for a cat. My cat suffocated because of some type of condition. It happened all the time. But THIS time it was so bad not even the shots would work. Her whole throat and don't know how further in was swollen. I was forced to watch Her die in distress !!! I tried cpr but probably not long enough. I felt helpless. One of the saddest days of my life. (Tears)

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